On Madeira's southern coast, between the mountains and the sea lies the Saccharum Resort, the 'house of sugar water'. The hotel is built on the site of an old sugarcane mill and factory, which the acclaimed local interior designer Nini Andrade Silva used as inspiration for the design. Large pictures of sugar cane cover the walls, while historic alembic artwork adorns the restaurants. Amid the backdrop of the sugarcane theme stands a stylishly designed contemporary resort.
This hotel is open all year round.
243 modern furnished rooms and suites overlooking the sea or the mountains.
Earliest check-in is possible from 2 pm. The check-out is at 12 noon at the latest.
Price from 261 euros.
A sugar cane mill and factory once stood here, hence the name Saccharum which stands for sugar cane. The hotel has a multimedia hall where films about sugar cane cultivation and the molasses factory are screened daily.
All rooms are spacious and contemporary and feature laminate flooring, coffee making facilities, a writing desk and a furnished balcony.
Our favourite room is definitely the 'full ocean view room'. These rooms are bright and have stunning sea views.
There are three outdoor swimming pools, including one heated infinity pool that gives the illusion of protruding into the sea, one non-heated pool that is accessible for guests over 16 years old, and one heated children's pool. There is also a heated indoor pool.
There is a fitness area. You can relax in the lounge area of Calhau Beach Club right on the beach and enjoy a cocktail and the best sunsets. You can also enjoy the spa when you're 16 years or older, for around 20 euros per day. The spa features a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, massages and treatments, and squash facilities. In the area you can do various water sports.
Children of all ages are welcome here.
Savour a delicious cocktail at the Beach Club while enjoying the sunset.
We recommend you to dress in a smart casual way.
There is an extensive and high-quality breakfast buffet, which you can enjoy on the terrace in good weather. The Trapiche restaurant, next to the main pool, offers delicious pastas and risottos, salads and snacks for lunch. You can also have lunch at the Calhau Beach Club, where you can marvel at the sea view. In the Engenho restaurant, you can enjoy an informal buffet meal in the evening. For an à la carte dinner, head to the Alambique restaurant. This restaurant specialises in gourmet regional dishes with signature dishes such as smoked ham with a green asparagus salad and sugar cane caramel, or black sheath fish wrapped in banana and passion fruit with mashed sweet potato. Delightful. Also, definitely try the Fly Lounge Bar for an unforgettable sunset over a delicious cocktail.
The hotel is located on the south coast of Madeira, between the sea and the mountains. The hotel is separated from the beach by a road. Moreover, you are only moments away from Madeira's only sandy beach: Praia de Calheta. The capital Funchal is about 33 kilometres away and Madeira Airport is about a 40-minute drive away.
The airport of Funchal is about 48 kilometres away.
There is a transfer available between the airport and the hotel, which costs 55 euros per journey. You pay this amount on-site.
You can leave your car in the car park for 8 euros a day per car. You pay this amount on-site.
Located in a quiet corner of the island, this sleek beach resort with sea views was designed keeping Madeira's natural beauty in mind. The contemporary decor, using sugar cane as the main inspiration, is the work of renowned Portuguese interior designer Nini Andrade Silva.